Ivory Latta
American basketball player
Ivory Latta
Ivory Latta is an American professional basketball player. A 5'6" (1.68 m) guard noted for her three-point shooting and on-court enthusiasm, she played college basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels. She is the all-time leading scorer in South Carolina high school basketball history (men's and women's) with a total of 4,319 career points.
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WNBA Stars Stand Up To Gilbert Arenas And His Sexist Comments
Huffington Post - about 1 year
After former NBA star Gilbert Arenas expressed a series of sexist, denigrating thoughts about the state of the WNBA and its athletes on Wednesday, the female athletes themselves expressed their own about him, calling Arenas out for his hypocrisy and blatant objectification of women.  Arenas’ Instagram posts claimed that many WNBA players are “ugly chicks,” and suggested that they compete in virtually no clothing to entice more people to watch their games. WNBA players weren't having it, declaring that Arenas' remarks exemplify the sexism that female athletes are subjected to on a regular basis that their male counterparts never even have to consider.     Swin Cash, three-time WNBA champion (2003, 2006, 2010) To all my smart, beautiful young female ballers... No one ever asked NBA guys to hoop in a speedo so laugh at haters& Dab on dem folk — Swin Cash (@SwinCash) December 16, 2015 I'll just leave this here... We've got too many impressionab ...
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Mystics top Dream in OT
Fox News - over 3 years
The trio of Monique Currie, Ivory Latta and Tayler Hill each scored 15 points as the Washington Mystics edged the Atlanta Dream in overtime, 85-80.Currie drained a game-tying 3-pointer with 6.4 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter for Washington
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Monique Currie, Tayler Hill, Ivory Latta lead Mystics past Dream
USA Today - over 3 years
Washington is now 6-9 on the road this year after going 3-31 past two years.
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Latta Scores 18, Mystics Stun Sky 82-78
NYTimes - over 3 years
All-Star Ivory Latta had 18 points and 13 assists as the Washington Mystics rallied from a 21-point deficit for an 82-78 win over the Eastern Conference-leading Chicago Sky on Wednesday afternoon.     
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North Carolina women turn to program great Ivory Latta as assistant coach to Sylvia Hatchell
Fox News - over 3 years
Former North Carolina All-American Ivory Latta is now a women's assistant coach for the Tar Heels.
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Roundup: Williams, Shock stun Sparks; Storm derail Mystics
USA Today - over 4 years
Rookie Riquana Williams scored a season-high 27 points and Ivory Latta added 21 to lead Tulsa to a 91-75 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday.
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Lavender leads Sparks past Shock, 84-73 - Houston Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
She is averaging 18.9 points and a team-leading 8.9 rebounds. Tulsa was also without its leading scorer, point guard Ivory Latta, who is out for the rest of the season with a torn meniscus in her left knee. She was averaging 12.2 points
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Up next for Sparks: Friday vs. Tulsa - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
The Shock will be playing without starting point guard Ivory Latta, who sustained a torn meniscus in her left knee that will require surgery. Latta was leading the Shock in scoring with 12.2 points a game while Tiffany Jackson averages 12.1
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Mercury gunning for home-court advantage - FS Arizona
Google News - over 5 years
Winning again won't be easy without Ivory Latta, who last played in the Aug. 30 loss to Phoenix. The team's leading scorer with 12.2 points per game, Latta suffered a torn meniscus and won't return this season
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Shock lose Ivory Latta for remainder of season, Lennox still day-to-day for ... - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
The Tulsa Shock will be without starting point guard Ivory Latta for the rest of the season. The team announced Tuesday that Latta has a torn meniscus in her left knee and will need surgery. Tulsa (3-28) has three games remaining this season
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Trading Detroit for Tulsa, W.N.B.A.’s Shock Lost Their Way
NYTimes - over 5 years
TULSA, Okla. — Once, it seemed an intriguing idea for prefab success, dismantling a three-time W.N.B.A. championship team in Detroit and relocating it brick by brick to this regional hotbed for women’s basketball. The Tulsa Shock planned to be relentless and hounding as they opened play in 2010. The coach and general manager, Nolan
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Shock Struggles In 73-52 Loss To Atlanta - News On 6
Google News - over 5 years
For the second straight game the Shock was without guard Ivory Latta who sat out with a knee injury. Tulsa got on the board first and after a quick five points from former OSU standout Andrea Riley, the Shock led 15-13 at the end of the first quarter
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Storm wins, stifling Shock's bid for rally - Tulsa World
Google News - over 5 years
Ivory Latta will have knee surgery next week and is out for the remainder of the season. Andrea Riley started in Latta's place in a 78-72 loss to the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm. And those who showed up at the BOK Center on Friday night got
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Bonner's career high leads Mercury - The Associated Press
Google News - over 5 years
Joining her in double figures were Ivory Latta with 15 and Amber Holt with 11, "Tulsa has really improved, they have more energy now," Phoenix coach Corey Gaines said. "We just came out with a lot of energy. They got down and it was tough on them
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Swoopes helps Shock stun Sun for 2nd straight win - The Associated Press
Google News - over 5 years
Ivory Latta had 19 points and Tiffany Jackson added 16 points and 12 rebounds for her eighth double-double of the season as the Shock (3-25) won consecutive games for just the second time since moving to Tulsa before last season. ... - -
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Lynx top Shock to extend WNBA record skid to 19 - The Associated Press
Google News - over 5 years
McWilliams-Franklin blocked Ivory Latta's jumper in the lane with 19.1 seconds remaining to help Minnesota hold off a late rally. Lindsay Whalen scored 14 points, Amber Harris had 13 and Seimone Augustus chipped in 12 for the Lynx
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Fever dominates Shock 85-65. - Tulsa Today (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Liz Cambage had 11-points, Ivory Latta had 12 and Tiffany Jackson led Tulsa with 16 points. The Indiana Fever and the Shock last met in the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on June 14 th with the Fever getting the win 82-74. ... - -
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NOTEBOOK: Fever play at Tulsa tonight - Indianapolis Star
Google News - over 5 years
Ivory Latta (14.3 ppg) leads the Shock in scoring. More than 80 teams and 750 junior tennis players will be in Indianapolis today through Sunday for the 2011 USTA Jr. Team Tennis Midwest Section Championships at North Central, Carmel and Park Tudor
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ivory Latta
    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    She was originally released by the Atlanta Dream at the start of the 2009 WNBA season, but then signed on July 3, 2009, after the Dream released Nikki Teasley instead.
    More Details Hide Details On January 9, 2003 a resolution was read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Representative John Spratt honoring Latta. She would also receive the key to the city of York, South Carolina (where she attended high school and Spratt's hometown), which celebrated Ivory Latta Day on January 10, 2003. Her friendships with NBA superstar LeBron James and actor/rapper Chris "Ludacris" Bridges have been well documented.
  • 2008
    She played for Ceyhan in Turkey during the 2008-09 WNBA off-season.
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    On February 6, 2008 She was traded to the Atlanta Dream for the Dream's 2008 second round pick and LaToya Thomas.
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  • 2007
    She averaged 3. points per game as a rookie, and had the second-best 3-point field goal percentage in the WNBA for the 2007 regular season.
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  • 2003
    Latta played for York Comprehensive High School in York, South Carolina, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2003 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored seventeen points, and earned MVP honors.
    More Details Hide Details Latta was named the 2006 Player of the Year by ESPN.com, USBWA, GballMag.com and Basketball Times National Player of the Year, Nancy Lieberman Award Winner as Point Guard of the Year (2006), Consensus All-American (2006), ACC Player of the Year (2006), ACC Tournament MVP (2005), WBCA National Player for the Month of March (2005), All-ACC First Team (2007, 2005), AP All-American Third Team (2005), ACC Preseason Rookie of the Year (2004), All-ACC Second Team (2004), All-ACC Freshmen Team (2004). Latta averaged 14. points per game as a freshman, 16.2 as a senior, and 16.6 for her career at North Carolina. Latta was drafted by the Detroit Shock with the 11th pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Born on September 24, 1984.
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